Quiet Time With Jesus – Consecrate My Heart

Friday, 4 January 2019

The Lord says:

These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.
— Isaiah 29:!3

God sees the heart and not the outward expression of worship. The best performance will not impress God if our heart is far from Him.

Jesus said:

What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but WHAT COMES OUT OF HIS MOUTH, that is what makes him ‘unclean.’
— Matthew 15:11

Jesus explained further:

Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean.’ For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what make a man ‘unclean’; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him ‘unclean.’
— Matthew 15:17-20

My Prayer

Purify my heart/Let me be as gold/And precious silver/Purify my heart/Let me be as gold/pure gold;

Refiner’s fire/My heart’s one desire/Is to be holy/Set apart for You Lord/I choose to be holy/Set apart for You my Master/Ready to do Your will;

Purify my heart/Cleanse me from within/And make me holy/Purify my heart/Cleanse me from my sin/Deep within;

Refiner’s fire/My heart’s one desire/Is to be holy/Set apart for You Lord/I choose to be holy/Set apart for You my Master/Ready to do Your will.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

(Song: Refiner’s Fire - Brian Doerksen)

Amen!

Lam Yee Ling